Year: 2009
UK: Anchor Bay Entertainment UK
Cast: Marie Bos, Delphine Brual, Harry Cleven, Bianca Maria D'Amato, Cassandra Foret, Cassandra Forêt, Charlotte Eugene Guibbaud, Marie Bos, Bianca Maria D'Amato, Harry Cleven, Delphine Brual, Jean-Michel Vovk, Bernard Marbaix
Directors: Helene Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Countries: France / Belgium
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 90 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong gory violence
UK Release Date: 7 January 2011 (Limited Release - London, ICA)
UK DVD Release Date: 31 January 2011


The spirit of the Italian 'giallo' movie genre is brought vividly to life in horror indie film, AMER, the dazzling debut feature from the co-writing and co-directing team of Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani. The winner of several international film awards, including the New Visions Award at Sitges International Film Festival and the Public's Choice Award at Montreal Festival of New Cinema.

Recalling the captivating cinematic style, recurring themes and bold visual motifs seen in the works of directors such as Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci, Cattet and Forzani's highly original and visionary tribute to the Italian masters is a virtually dialogue-free, Freudian tale of sexual awakening, obsession and murder.

The story unfolds in three parts as Ana (played, respectively, by actresses Cassandra Forêt, Charlotte Eugene-Guibeaud and Marie Bos) progresses from childhood through adolescence to womanhood. For Ana, in all three stages of her life, fear, sensuality and the threat of violence are constant companions, each lurking in her mind's eye and waiting to take physical form.

Scored (in 'Tarantino style') utilizing recycled Italian movie soundtrack music composed by Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Adriano Celentano and Stelvio Cipriani, AMER is destined for cult status, Amer is a must-see for fans of arthouse, horror and independent cinema.


Special features on the DVD include the Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani's short films, teaser trailer and main trailer.